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THE

WEATHERFUN

NEWSLETTER

APRIL

2004

Welcome to the April issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter

Words From Jerry
Welcome to Spring fellow Weatherfun members. Yes, I did say Spring. Spring has sprung in some parts of our nation, but not up here in the Northeast. We still have cool weather and as I write this newsletter. March is going out like a lion in my area. But, some of the pictures that you have been sending in your daily observations, show that Spring has sprung in parts of the nation. All we have to do is wait until it catches up to us here in the Northeast. As in past years it will probably get warm all at once.

Well, as you know, we have our Official Weatherfun Slogan, and now we also have our Weatherfun Logo. This Logo appears on our website, and another Weatherfun material. Bill has been working on our new http://www.weatherfun.com website, and it is now turning into a first class weather website. Remember on this website we have our own chat room that is open 24/7. Be sure to take advantage of our chat room, especially if you have severe weather in your part of the country, where all members concerned can go to this chat room, and use it to keep up to the severe weather in your area. We, also have a general chat schedule each Monday evening at 8PM.

Another great feature of our website is "The Mall". This section a list of around 16 vendors that helped us out in providing gifts and hand out material at last year's reunion. Some of them are also sending material for this years reunion. If you are thinking of purchasing some weather related material why not check out these vendors first, and see if they have the material that you would like to purchase. If they do, and you do purchase from them, please be sure to tell them that you are a Weatherfun member. I myself are planning on making some purchases in the coming weeks, and I plan to purchase from these vendors.

Plans are going right on schedule for our up and coming Third Weatherfun Reunion this coming July. I am working on the schedule events and hope to start making them known to you very shortly. We will have weather related activities, family activities, plenty of good restaurants to visit, and good food and friendship at the Grand Finale Cook Out to be held on Saturday night on the Weatherfun Deck. Oh yes, and Bill's special Weather Quiz will return by popular demand this year. This is always a fun event, and it will test your weather knowledge.

So, why not plan on attending this year's reunion? If you have any questions about the reunion, please feel free to get back to me or one of our moderators.

Till next month folks, if you find Spring, please send it in my and Bill's direction. Oh and be sure to spring forward Saturday evening April 3rd. Remember the saying:

SPRING FORWARD, FALL BACK.

March's Weather
  • 1st: Snow for much of the upper Plains and more rain for southern California and Texas.
  • 4th: Severe storms in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri with flooding rains, damaging winds, hail, & tornadoes.
  • 5th: Up to 2 1/2 inches of rain from Kentucky to Mississippi, while parts of Wisconsin & Michigan got over 10 inches of snow.
  • 7th: Storms with winds gusting to 70 mph in the Carolinas.
  • 7th-10th: Very warm temperatures on the West Coast with many record High temperatures were set.
  • 11th-18th: Record heat continued in many places in California.
  • 15th-16th: A band of rain/snow from the Missouri Valley through the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic and New England. Snow measured from 2 to 8 inches, but some areas got up to 15 inches.
  • 18th-19th: A narrow band of snow from Ohio to the East Coast, 2 to 9 inches.
  • 20th-24th: Record heat throughout the Western states.
  • 22nd-23rd: Cold weather throughout the Northeast & mid-Atlantic with several record Low's set.
  • 25th-26th: Very warm temperatures from Colorado to Kansas with several record Highs set.
  • 26th-27th: Heavey rain in Missouri with some flooding.
  • 27th: Severe weather in Kansas & Oklahoma with several tornadoes.
  • 27th-28th: Heavy rains with melting snows in the upper Plains causes flooding in parts of Wisconsin.
  • 27th-30th: Continued record breaking heat throughout the West.

SPECIAL THANKS

Catherine in Texas had posted in March that there was a missing 20 year old in her area. The next day she reported that people were out searching the countryside for her, but that the weather might become threatening later in the day. Weatherfun Members responded with emails/calls of weather forecast and support. We at WEATHERFUN wish to thank members John Jensen, Don, Scott, Andy, Dirk and Lynn for their help. Unfortunely, a few days later the missing young woman was found dead.

CAM OF THE MONTH
The Capitol
Washington, DC

Links 4 You

May 1999 Oklahoma Tornado Outbreak

Hello New Members
  • Welcome Back Mary Anne - Indiana ma_best@insightbb.com
  • davidlebman@hotmail.com
  • Matt - Harrisburg, PA mkoons0517@msn
Did You Know?

Heat bursts are an odd atmospheric event that occurs in thunderstorms. Although most thunderstorms produce cooling gusts, an occasional parcel of air is pushed down from 20,000 feet to the surface, warming by compression all the way down. In Glasgow, MT, on September 9, 1994, the temperature at 5:02 AM was 67F. A heat burst from a nearby storm shot the temp up to 93F by 5:17 AM, tying the date's record high. By 5:40 AM, it was back to 68F
IRISH LOTTERY

Winner of the Weather View 32 Weather Station Software

Mark Davis - Batavia, IL.
Congratulations Mark.


Come to The Reunion
July 15th to 18th

You'll not only talk about weather, you'll have great fun, great food and meet great people.

We hope that you enjoyed this month's Newsletter. See you next month, and be sure to visit the WEATHERFUN Website but most of all have fun with your weather.
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